Drug Addiction Treatment & Rehabilitation in Surrey

Whether you are ready to start drug addiction treatment yourself or are looking for information for a family member or friend, we understand that seeking help can be a daunting prospect.

At Life Works, we are committed to making this process as easy as possible, which is why we offer a freeno obligation addiction assessment. Your addiction assessment will be completely confidential and will begin to identify the underlying triggers for your addiction, thus enabling the development of your bespoke addiction treatment journey.

Book your FREE Addiction assessment today with one of our Life Works specialists. 

How is drug addiction treated at Life Works?

At Life Works, we are able to offer established private drug addiction treatment, enabling recovery from a range of harmful substance addictions. We employ a fully holistic approach at Life Works, and are dedicated to addressing the underlying causes of addictive behaviours, the impact that they are having on both the client and those closest to them, as well as addressing the physical manifestation of the addiction. This approach ensures that we are able to offer recovery on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual level, thus equipping clients with the tools to achieve long-term recovery and remain abstinent for life.

Treatment for drug addiction usually commences with a controlled and medically assisted detox. The purpose of the drug detox process is to remove all traces of the drug from a client’s body whilst helping them to manage withdrawal symptoms. Only when the physical aspects of the drug addiction have been addressed and appropriately managed, can the underlying psychological issues be tackled.

Following successful detox, private drug addiction treatment at Life Works consists of daily group therapy, weekly individual key work and a variety of widely used, complementary treatment methods. All treatment programmes are tailored according to the personal needs and requirements of our clients, thus fostering the best possible outcomes for each and every individual that we treat.

If you would like to learn more about Life Works, or you are ready for drug addiction treatment, please call us on 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.

What type of drug addictions are treated at Life Works in Surrey?

We have programmes in place to treat a number of different drug addictions and drug abuse problems. These include cocaine addiction and abuse, prescription painkiller addiction and abuse, heroin addiction and abuse, cannabis addiction and abuse, and legal high addiction and abuse. We also have programs in place for many other drug abuse and addiction problems. Remember, any kind of drug abuse can do serious health damage and in the worst situations, can even be fatal. If you would like help with a drug problem, Life Works can assist you. 

Find out more about the following drug addiction treatments:

Prescription Painkiller Addiction Treatment

Life Works has a long history of successfully helping people beat their prescription painkiller addiction and abuse problems. We understand that many people do not even realise they have a problem until it is too late. Because painkillers are prescribed by a doctor people see them as safe. Unfortunately, some people begin to abuse these painkillers or become addicted. This can happen gradually and often the person with the problem is unaware that they are ill. If you or someone you know is struggling with prescription painkillers, Life Works can offer evidence based treatment. We offer medically assisted detox, stabilisation and psychotherapy to help our clients beat their prescription drug addiction, get clean and take control of their lives.

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Heroin Addiction Treatment

Life Works professionals have been treatment heroin addiction and heroin abuse for more than 10 years. We have also helped many people stop abusing other opiates including methadone. Our treatments include detox, as many heroin addicts or abusers can experience withdrawal symptoms. We also provide intense evidence based psychotherapy. This ensures that our clients are free from the heroin both physically and mentally before they leave us. Heroin is a very dangerous drug, as are all opiates. If used inappropriately it can cause health problems, damage relationships and even kill. If you are looking for effective treatment based on evidence based methods Life Works is here to help.

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Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Life Works has had great success treating cocaine addiction. Our combination of evidence based psychotherapy and support allows us to help clients through withdrawal and address the reasons behind their cocaine abuse. Our goal is to provide each or our clients with the help they need to get clean and the tools to stay drug free for the rest of their lives. This includes helping clients set up a support network so they feel safe and secure once they leave Life Works. If you are struggling with a cocaine addiction or a cocaine abuse problem, Life Works is ready to help you.

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Cannabis Addiction Treatment

Life Works has a very effective cannabis addiction and abuse treatment program. We understand that, while cannabis may be seen as a “soft drug” by some, people can still become addicted to it and it can still cause serious problems for our clients. With this in mind we have created a treatment program to help people understand why they use cannabis and help them through any withdrawal symptoms they might have. We incorporate evidence based psychotherapy with support and other resources to help our clients stop using cannabis.

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Legal High Addiction Treatment

Life Works legal high addiction treatment program uses proven addiction treatment methods to tackle each patients substance abuse problems. This includes using group therapy and keywork sessions to help clients understand their addiction and put together a plan for living without legal highs. Our treatments are designed to help clients develop coping strategies other than drug use and build a support network to help them after they have completed treatment. At Life Works we understand that, while people may choose to use legal highs, they do not choose to become addicted. If you are struggling with legal high addiction or legal high abuse, Life Works is ready to help you.

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What is a drug addiction?

Drug addiction is a condition that is characterised by repeatedly administering or taking drugs, whether these are illegal substances such as cocaine or heroin, or legal prescription drugs. Illegal drug taking is usually the result of peer pressure or curiosity, whereas prescription drugs addiction often develops as a result of taking the drug for a legitimate medical reason, before beginning to abuse the drug or use it recreationally.

With continued use, both illegal and legal drug use can result in a wide array of severe health problems and can even be fatal.

What are the symptoms of drug withdrawal?

Repeatedly taking and/or administering drugs causes an individual’s body to become accustomed to having this in their system, which causes addiction and dependence. Drug withdrawal refers to the range of symptoms that are experienced when our clients stop taking drugs.

The type and severity of the drug withdrawal symptoms that are experienced depend on:

  • The type of drug that the client is addicted to
  • How long the client has been addicted to the drug
  • The client’s typical dose and frequency of drug taking
  • The client’s general physical and mental health

Typical symptoms associated with drug withdrawal may include:

Emotional withdrawal symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Paranoia
  • Intense cravings for the drug

Physical withdrawal symptoms:

  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Headaches
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • High temperature and/or chills
  • Increased heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Shaking and shivering
  • Exhaustion
  • Unpleasant, vivid dreams

The most severe drug withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Visual and/or auditory hallucinations
  • Seizures

At Life Works, we understand that withdrawal symptoms can seem very daunting. This is why our expert detox team are committed to reducing the impact of withdrawal and ensuring that this process is as smooth and comfortable as possible for our clients.

Contact us

Life Works provides first rate support and guidance in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. To discuss how we can help you, please call 0800 081 0700 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.


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